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Check in with MV in their London studio, as they track the eagerly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed debut album "Finelines". Feel free to leave your comments for the band, below the posts.

Friday, January 14, 2005


hey just a quick post to update you on the studio progress
there hasn't been much action in the CrackHouse due to xmas and preparation for the show. however, all 11 tracks we started in there are instrumentally done and Som only has to some vocals now for completion. we are going to have a good listen to the record after the 'gig break' and return in Feb to fill in the blanks.
so anwways, the good news is it looks like this gig is going ahead. we're excited. it'll be great to see y'all after all this f***ing time!!

p.s. we are working on the t-shirts and posters you have requested! fingers crossed they'll be on sale at the show.


Blogger Andrew said...

Sweet! Nice one chaps looking forward to the gig as i'm sure heaps of other fans are. Travelling down from Mansfield, Notts wooo! Looking forward to the new material and buying new MV goodies.

PS, you should start the set with Losing Touch, i always thought thats would be a kick in the balls start.


January 14, 2005 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger GroovyPigThing said...

WOOOO!!! Fantastic News!!!

I can't wait for the show!!!

Keep on rockin guys!

PS Colour of Fire rock!

January 14, 2005 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger TigerMV said...


my two favourite bands at the same venue. I think I might just faint!

CoF are awesome guys, saw them down here in Exeter.
I will be at this gig. Was at MV's Astoria one, and man its gonna be great to see them.

Play what you like, i'm sure im gonna lvoe it!

January 14, 2005 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger CementedShoes said...

Damn, i wish i could make it to the gig. You guys better tour in Exeter and Norwich, or i might go insane.

January 14, 2005 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger oliveronson said...

i heard who that 'special guest tbc' was today, hahaha nice one, very topical, should make for an interesting support act anyway.

shame CoF are there too, ah well... still looking forward to this gig immensely!

January 14, 2005 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger TigerMV said...

what u mean its a shame CoF are playing. Those guys are great!!

Yeh, please do come to Exeter! Im travelling all the way from there to see em!

January 14, 2005 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

Please have a gig up North (Newcastle/Middlesborough if possible). Apart from that, I'm still waiting obediently for the new album. Rock on to all My Vitriol fans!!!

January 14, 2005 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger coldrude said...

I so wish I was going! Damn being so busy at university with a practical on that day......

Just gunna have to wait till MV tour again...

January 14, 2005 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Bakesale said...

WOAH! GO MV! I found out who the secret guest was too!
This is good be an interesting and amazing gig!
A little hint as to who the support guest is...

January 14, 2005 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger mark said...

wow! Great to hear from you.
Sounds like its gonna be a stunner of a Gig. Play anything!

The Demo track sounded amazing, really can't wait to hear
more new stuff!

www.mv.8m.net - MV : Fansite

January 14, 2005 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger tommy_courtney said...

Excellent choice on support guys

January 14, 2005 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger sam said...

chas n dave

January 14, 2005 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger rob said...

oh god, please tell me its not F*******r. For fucks sake....

January 15, 2005 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger sam said...

yeh fightstar suck some monumental dick, but they could be good live

January 16, 2005 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger tommy_courtney said...

Upcoming gigs listed for Fightstar:

Thu 27th Jan - London Islington Academy - £10.00
My Vitriol, Colour of Fire, Fightstar
My Vitriol - Ethereal, fast-paced indie-rock.. Colour of Fire - A honeyed hurricane of abrasive, melody-ridden, Sonic Youth falling over At The Drive-In, rushing over raw Muse-shapes. Cynically yummy!. Fightstar - Emo tinted rock featuring Charlie Busted.
Sold out. Gutted kidz.

Its true i found it on the Drowned In Sound website

Busted where shite but every1 should give Fightstar a chance. Put it this way if i had the choice to be in a band i hated but make a shit load of cash i would do it.

January 17, 2005 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger tommy_courtney said...

Sorry to be such a gossip whore but word is Carolyn has left and been replaced? I was on the Scenes (exvex red) board checking up and they have broken up sadly. But there was a mention that Keith the old Vex/Scenes bassist had gone to My Vitriol?

January 17, 2005 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger 1984 said...

Hi again,
I know who the secret guests are. Personally i don't know how that will go down. As much as i don't like them i wouldn't want them to play and just get booed. Anyway, My Vitriol never do things the simple way so i put my trust in you. Listen to envy!

January 18, 2005 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Niall85 said...

I wasn't too sure where else to post this...so here goes anyway. I'm in the early stages of planning a charity gig in the Worcestershire area to fundraise for the Sount-east Asia earthquake disaster - so I was wondering whether the band would be interested in playing? Excuse the cheekiness, but I'd like to try and raise as much money as possible for such a good cause.

January 18, 2005 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger Jontees said...

I just found my way here, through your "original" site, and what a treat, soundclips!!
It spunds really good, can´t wait for the record to come out, it´s been a while... ;)

I hope you´ll find your way to Sweden again, we spoke to some of you in Hultsfred a couple of years ago, your equipment had gone on another plane i think so the gig was canceled, anyway the new stuff sounds great, keep it up, and see ya!

January 21, 2005 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Y-control said...

Too bad CoF aren't playing anymore.

January 23, 2005 at 1:25 AM  
Blogger sam said...

how come?
is there any replacement?

January 25, 2005 at 3:14 AM  
Blogger oliveronson said...


they are monumental shite.

January 25, 2005 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger wez said...

Hey eveyone.

I've got two spare tickets for the gig on Thurs cos unfortunately two of my friends can't come, so if anyone is intrested in buying them they can have them for £13 each (that's how much they costed me with booking fee). If anyone's intrested just give me a post. Should be a good gig!

January 25, 2005 at 10:12 PM  
Blogger twilight-starlight said...

*prepares to slit own throat for not seeing the ticket selling message sooner* - Damn MV come to the North of the UK! We've caught up with the South now and have some running hot water and everything!

- It's just a ride -

January 27, 2005 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger harvey said...

the gig was fucking excellent. thanks!
you must release in your arms as your comeback single!

January 28, 2005 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger mark said...

Im so anoyed cos i couldnt go to the Gig!

Hope you had a good one.

www.mv.8m.net - MV Fansite

January 28, 2005 at 5:50 PM  
Blogger TigerMV said...


that was one of the best sets ive ever seen! I'd waited 2 and a half years and travelled 200 miles to see that moment in history. LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!

get on the road pronto!

January 28, 2005 at 7:10 PM  
Blogger mark said...

if anyone has any pics of video clips of the night you want to share, drop us a e-mail at

mark@mv.8m.net -and ill put the pics up on the website,


Sounds like a wicked night.

January 28, 2005 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Corporate Switch said...

Hi guys,
That was a really good gig. ‘Into Your Arms’ did it for me…
When you entered there was a crazy instrumental playing, reminded me of a Talvin Singh soundscape…I liked it!!!!

Also, Seth & Carolyn rock! x

January 30, 2005 at 11:20 PM  
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January 31, 2005 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Bakesale said...

Carling Islington Academy, London - Thursday 27 January 2005
Fightstar ~ My Vitriol

Tough crowd. My Vitriol haven't played a live gig in over two years and have managed to keep their dedicated fanbase alive and moshing - and they have crammed themselves into the Islington Academy like so many indie-band-tshirt-clad music fans it's mildly frightening... but pretty damn cool. Fightstar are big My Vitriol fans and they thank the headliners at least twice for the chance to warm up an already agitated crowd. And while there is no obvious trepidation from the band members at playing a sold out gig where you can count the fans of Charlie Simpson's recently departed pop career on one hand - yours truly included - even I was nervous at how this mass of 'serious' music fans were going to react. My Vitriol aren't exactly a paint-by-numbers rock band and their fans, justifiably critical of technique, songwriting and musicianship, aren't going to be overly generous if they don't like what they hear. Still, I've seen Fightstar play. I had faith.

Ignoring (or not hearing) the random shouts of 'Buuust-edddd' from the back of the room, the lads said hi and jumped feet first into Speak Up, surprising more than a few of the folks in the room with gutsy grunge guitars and throat-ripping vocals. Charlie intro'd their cover of NIN's Hurt to a murmur from the crowd - unrest or impressed I'll never know - and tonight's performance of this was one of the best I've seen them do. Standing at the back of the room, giving up being able to see over the broad shoulders of My Vitriol fans (who all appear to be at least six feet tall), glimpses of Charlie's strained expression and listening to both boys pour their hearts out over guitars grinding hard enough to make your teeth vibrate - is it unseemly (or just downright girlie) to find tears in one's eyes at the heartbreak and fury in this song? I don't think I care, it was amazing.

Tonight Fightstar faced one of the more critical audiences of their fledgling tour so far and, despite tech hitches and a few bumpy notes here and there (unnoticed as tonight's energy levels were off the scale), they have more than measured up. Opinions were formed before tonight and more than one of them has been changed. Long may it continue.

Pop aficionado and relative indie-virgin that I am, My Vitriol were a mystery to me before tonight, I'm not going to pretend I didn't come to see Fightstar, I did. But, as usual, the headlining band are one that the Fightstar lads respect and admire and, as usual, I can see why. From the second the sensual pumping bassbeats of their intro started you could feel the electricity in the crowd start to crackle and their appearance onstage prompted yells, screams, jumps, rock hands... even if they'd done a bad performance this was going to be an awesome set. If I am forced into musical comparisons, I'd have to cite The Deftones for sheer power, any number of excellent 'alternative' bands for style and sound and Placebo for technical finesse. Marvellously indistinct and gravelled lead vocals, harmonised impeccably by a fantastic female bass player, incredible drummer and wizard lead guitarist. Unfamiliar with their repertoire the entire set did tend to blur into one long song, but where this would generally bore the pants off me, in My Vitriol's case it was like one delicious musical experience, wave after wave of luxurious guitars and drums, their fans either leaping and crowd surfing at the front or standing mesmerised at the back. Couldn't tell you any of the lyrics or name any of the songs but it didn't matter. I wasn't the only one hoping for a never-seen-before encore and when it came it simply topped off an hour of richly precise and thunderously powerful musical decadence.

January 31, 2005 at 1:43 PM  

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